Fred Donald Bucklin

flagNORTHEAST HARBOR — Fred Donald Bucklin, 87, died Sept. 16, 2015, in Bar Harbor. He was born Aug. 26, 1928, in Bar Harbor, the son of Horace Edward and Valerie (Smith) Bucklin.

Fred graduated from Gilman High School, Northeast Harbor, in 1946, and he attended Bently School of Accounting in Boston, graduating in 1948. From 1948-1951, he worked as a bookkeeper for H.E. Bucklin in Northeast Harbor.

In 1951, he was inducted into the U.S. Army, serving until 1953. Fred then returned to the family business, working until 2002.

Fred really enjoyed cooking and going to his camp on Patten Pond. In his early years, he hunted and fished with his buddies, Carl Gilley and Bill Fennelly.

Fred was a member of the Odd Fellows and the St. Mary and St. Jude Episcopal Church, both of Northeast Harbor.

He is survived by two nephews; Chuck Bucklin and wife, Martha, of Northeast Harbor, and John Younghans and wife, Cheryl, of Madison, Ala.; five nieces: Suzanne Catanese and husband, Anthony, of Groton, Mass., Belinda Fletcher and husband, Dexter, of North Billerica, Mass., Martha Fleck and husband, Bill, of Woodstock, Ill., Linda Harrison and husband, Jack, of Canton, Ohio, and Karen Perry of Dartmouth, Mass.; one aunt, Allison Salsbury and husband, Roland, of Town Hill; many great-nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at Forest Hill Cemetery, Northeast Harbor, with the Rev. Jane E. Cornman officiating.

Contributions in Fred’s memory may be made to the Mount Desert Nursing Home Association, P.O. Box 397, Northeast Harbor, ME 04662.

Arrangements by: Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert.

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